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Egg smuggler jailed. (1 Viewer)

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
I recognise that name.... He's been up for this sort of thing before hasn't he?[/QUOTE

Doubt it Andy,

The guy has been caught at least four times previously, always claiming various reasons from only " collecting dead eggs" to rescuing vulnerable raptors from tree felling. 3rd time with eggs wrapped around his body or down his socks to keep them warm. Hence the severity? of the sentence.
 

CaliSteve

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United States
How is three years a severe sentence? this guy have been illegally collecting eggs since the late 1970s and been caught several times in the past 30+ years. It makes you wonder how many times he have done it succesfully? most of his smuggled eggs is destined for wealthy people in the middle east and it have no doubt made him a rich man.
 

Sandra (Taylor)

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How is three years a severe sentence? this guy have been illegally collecting eggs since the late 1970s and been caught several times in the past 30+ years. It makes you wonder how many times he have done it succesfully? most of his smuggled eggs is destined for wealthy people in the middle east and it have no doubt made him a rich man.

Well said - I agree!
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
There is a question mark I put after severity. I cannot put into print the sentence I would hand out but I have no doubt you'd all agree.
 

MJB

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How is three years a severe sentence? this guy have been illegally collecting eggs since the late 1970s and been caught several times in the past 30+ years. It makes you wonder how many times he have done it succesfully? most of his smuggled eggs is destined for wealthy people in the middle east and it have no doubt made him a rich man.

I've read that he skipped bail while waiting to be sentenced in Brazil after being found guilty. If the warrant is still valid, that gives Brazil three years to get the extradition** paperwork correctly completed and submitted...
MJB

** Statutory Instrument No. 1176: EXTRADITION The Brazil (Extradition) Order 1997 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1997/1176/made/data.pdf)
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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